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Lead Software Developer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:03:35 PM
  • 2856703
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United States; Florida; Jacksonville

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
In this role, you will be responsible for software development and architecture of industrial applications to support the GE Brilliant Factory initiative. These applications are part of a highly available and highly scalable system to host GE’s critical production applications and data.

Essential Responsibilities:

Be a visionary and hands-on influencer/developer of software solutions architecture including prototyping to production development, conformance to industry standards andleveraging appropriate industry-relevant third-party standards/components. Define software requirements and specifications ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing equipment. You will leverage your expertise in software engineering to provide technical leadership to architect and review designs for the GE Brilliant Factory initiative, as well as provide review of model based analytics. The GE Brilliant Factory initiative will increase speed and re-imagine the way products are designed, manufactured, and serviced by the intersection of technology and manufacturing, marrying software, hardware and analytics to drive operational excellence in our manufacturing facilities.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Physics or relevant field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in developing and architecting software products


  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Jacksonville, Florida


  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

    Desired Characteristics:

  • MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or relevant field from an accredited university or college
  • Excellent knowledge of UML and other modeling methods
  • Capable and interested in working with a diverse software development team in a hands-on electronic laboratory type environment
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns
  • Experience with C, LabView, R, Matlab and SQL
  • Demonstrated experience in developing full-stack software and analytics applications
  • Experience using tools and methodologies to create representations for functions and user interface of desired test systems
  • Understanding of software quality assurance principles
  • Secure application deployment
  • Container technology rollout and scaling
  • Strong knowledge of CI / CD best practices
  • Familiarity with XP techniques
  • Experience interfacing with electronic instrumentation or embedded programming would be a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including executive level presentation

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

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    Locations: United States; Florida; Jacksonville

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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